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2019 GIRL UP Nebraska Leadership Summit

Join hundreds of young leaders from across the U.S. for our 2019 Girl Up Nebraska Leadership Summit in Lincoln, NE.



  1. When can I register? ​​Registration is NOW OPEN ($25) Registration closes on June 9, 2019 or once capacity is reached, whichever comes first. Spots are expected to sell out quickly, don’t delay in registering!

  2. Who can attend the Girl Up Nebraska Leadership Summit? The Leadership Summit is open to students aged 14-22, with programming specially designed for students in high school/college. We encourage students of all genders and backgrounds to attend.

  3. What does the registration fee include?
 The registration fee covers the cost of all programming. The registration fee does NOT cover your accommodation, parking costs, transportation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, or meals at the time of programming. You must reserve and pay for your accommodations, transportation, and parking costs separately. Time will be allocated during the Summit for you and your fellow Summit attendees to grab food in downtown Lincoln. Please click here to see our various lodging suggestions. To reserve a parking space, please email us at

  4. Are group discounts available?
 No, there are no discounts available at this time.

  5. Can my parent or chaperone register for the Leadership Summit?
 Due to high demand and youth-centered programming, no parents or adult chaperones may register to attend the Summit. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis for attendees who require special accommodation. Parents/guardians with questions or concerns should contact us at

  6. I can’t afford the registration fee, travel costs, or accommodation. What do I do? Girl Up Nebraska is doing everything we can to provide an inclusive and affordable experience and thus provide different financial aid options. To request more information please contact us at

  7. What if my plans change and I can no longer attend the Summit, can my registration fee/other costs be refunded? No. We apologize for the inconvenience but, we currently do not have the ability to refund your registrations fees or other costs. Exceptions are made rarely; to file a refund request please contact us at

Lodging and Parking

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Willa Cather Dining Hall's Red Cloud Suite is the official location for Girl Up Nebraska Leadership Summit. This venue is located at the heart of UNL campus within walking distance of downtown Lincoln's various hotels and UNL's Guest Housing. We also have a limited amount of host families available. Please click here to see our lodging suggestions.

  1. Do I have to stay overnight at a hotel? You are not required to stay overnight at a hotel. In fact, most of our Summit attendees are planning on commuting or staying with friends in the area.

  2. I want to book a hotel room but have no one to stay and split the cost with me. What should I do? Please email us at and we'll try to set you up with another Summit attendee who is also looking for a roommate.

  3. How can I reserve a parking space for the duration of the Leadership Summit? UNL parking passes will be provided to Summit attendees at a discounted rate! To receive more information and/or request a parking pass please email us at


  1. When will programming begin and end? Programming will start around 9 AM and finish at approximately 4 PM each day. We expect attendees to participate in all programming. There will be optional evening events on Monday night for those who wish to better connect with fellow Summit participants. A more detailed agenda/program, as well as specific check-in information will be sent out to Summit attendees in well in advance.

  2. When will the official Summit agenda be available? Registered participants will receive emails leading up to the Summit, and a final version of the program will be sent to all participants in early June. Follow us on social media (@girlupne) to get “sneak peeks” of the program leading up to the event!

  3. What is the dress code? What should I bring with me? Dress is casual on Monday and Tuesday. Wear what makes you feel most comfortable and most powerful. Please remember that even though June in Nebraska is hot, air conditioning indoors can be chilly. We recommend packing at least one sweater/sweatshirt. We also suggest bringing cash/card so you can purchase food in downtown Lincoln during our meal breaks. We also suggest bringing extra cash if you are interested in buying merchandise at our Girl Up Pop-Up Shop!

  4. I am interested or know someone who is interested in speaking at the Summit. Whom do I contact? Please email all speaker-related queries at


Time will be allotted during the Summit for attendees to grab food during the event. Each summit attendee will be assigned to a group led by a "Big Sister" in which they will grab food with. Big Sisters will escort their group to an affordable fast food restaurant in downtown, so you can all grab food in a group. If you decide to not eat with your Big Sister group and pack your own lunch instead, you may eat with other Summit attendees who are doing the same during our allocated "food time."


  1. How can I get to the Summit? Summit programming will take place at the UNL Red Cloud Suite in the Willa Cather Dining Complex which is located at 530 N 17th St, Lincoln, NE 86588. The Red Cloud Suite is easy to find and is located on the first floor of the Willa Cather Dining Complex. Girl Up Nebraska Coalition staff members will be stationed throughout the general vicinity of the Summit venue to assist attendees with navigation.

  2. What is the closest airport to the Summit? The Lincoln Airport (LNK) is the closest airport to the Leadership Summit venue and hotel, around 4 miles away.

  3. How will participants get from the airport to the hotel? Transportation from the airport to the hotel will not be provided by the Girl Up Nebraska Coalition, but there are several service options at each airport (Uber, Lyft, taxis, shuttle services, public transportation, etc.). If you need assistance arranging transportation from the airport to the venue, please contact us at


  1. Do chaperones need to register and pay? No. Programming has been created specifically for students only. Parents/chaperones that accompany a participant to Lincoln, NE will not be able to participate in Summit programming.

  2. Do underage participants need a chaperone? Girl Up does not require minors to attend Regional Summit with a chaperone. Any chaperones traveling with Summit attendees will not be able to participate in Summit programming, but are free to drop off/pick up participants at the registration area and check-in with the participant by phone as needed.

  3. I require a chaperone for personal reasons. What should I do? Please email us at explaining your situation, and we will work with you and your chaperone to provide the necessary accommodations!